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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

In celebration of the Columbia Energy Exchange's 100th episode, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to discuss key issues influencing the energy sector, including the outlook for oil demand and the impact of new U.S. regulation on energy markets. Additionally, Dr. Birol reflects on his twenty-year career at IEA and the lessons he learned early on that helped him get to where he is today.

Oct 23, 2017

To understand the outlook for offshore wind in the United States, host Bill Loveless speaks with Jeff Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater Wind, on a new episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange. Deepwater Wind is the developer of America's first offshore wind project, the Block Island Wind Farm.

Among many topics Jeff and Bill discuss, several include: the status of the Block Island Wind Farm as it approaches its first anniversary; recent policies in New York, Massachusetts and other states that promote offshore wind energy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; the convergence of policy and market incentives that is attracting developers from around the world; and whether developers will need a federal investment credit once it expires in 2019.

 

Oct 16, 2017

To discuss what might come out of the Ministerial Meeting, as well as how IEA members can ensure that the Agency is most effective in responding to continuing changes in the global energy landscape going forward, host Bill Loveless speaks with CGEP Fellow and Senior Adjunct Research Scholar, Jonathan Elkind. Jon was previously Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy where he worked on international energy and climate issues within the Obama Administration and with global partners. 

Among many topics Jon and Bill discuss, several include: how the Trump Administration's "America First" philosophy fits into the IEA mandate; whether IEA membership will extend to non-OECD countries in the future; and the role of oil and alternative energy resources in global energy security today.

Oct 9, 2017

Host Jason Bordoff sits down with Anne Pramaggiore, the president and CEO of ComEd, an electric utility serving customers in Chicago and northern Illinois. Anne joined ComEd in 1998 and, in addition to her current role, has served as the company's lead lawyer and head of Regulatory Policy and Chief Operating Officer. She is a board member of the Chicago Federal Reserve Board and Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Among many topics Anne and Jason discuss, several include: the democratization of energy and the future of merchant generators; technological changes in the power industry; the outlook for energy storage; and changes in federal regulation and implications for utilities.

Oct 2, 2017
In the lead up to Climate Week and the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Canadian provinces of Québec and Ontario and the U.S. state of California signed an agreement to link their carbon markets, a move that will create the second largest market of its kind. 

To discuss how local governments are tackling energy and climate change issues, host Jason Bordoff speaks with Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, David Heurtel. Several issues they cover include: The rise of cap and trade in Canada and lessons for the U.S.; Aligning local and national visions to fight climate change; and Hydro-Québec and partnerships in the U.S.
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